Anu (also known as An) is an early Mesopotamian sky god who was later viewed as the Father of the Gods and ruler of the heavens, a position which then passed to his son Enlil. He is the son of the couple Anshar and Kishar (heaven and earth, respectively), the second-born of the primordial couple Apsu and Tiamat.

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  • 2735 BCE
    Anu is adopted by the Akkadians as sky god.
  • 2334 BCE - 2279 BCE
    Anu frequently invoked with Inanna as powerful deities by Sargon of Akkad.
  • c. 2000 BCE - c. 150 BCE
    Temple of Anu in Uruk in constant use.
  • c. 1500 BCE
    Anu featured in the Myth of Adapa.
  • c. 1100 BCE
    Anu appears in Babylonian work the Enuma Elish.